Clever's mission is to build a modern developer platform for educational software.

Founded 2012
51-200 employees
  • Education
  • Headquarters address
    1263 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
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    Steve Jobs described education as one of the final frontiers still untouched by modern technology. Clever (YC S12 - is building the data platform needed for great software to make its way into the classroom. Just like Stripe has made it simple for developers to build payment processing into their apps, Clever has made it easy for developers to build applications for schools using student data.

    We're a small, highly technical team with deep experience in education. In four years, half of all K-12 schools in America have begun using our APIs, meaning that Clever moves data for 25 million students every day.

    Our newest project is essentially Facebook Connect for education: one identity to tie together all of a student’s learning applications into a cohesive experience. We’re making that happen with our Instant Login service, which allows students to log in once and immediately get access to all their apps:

    And while we have all the startup perks (a beautiful office in SoMa, free lunch, unlimited Amazon credits for learning..) – hands down the best part of the job are the calls and emails from schools describing how much Clever helps them.

    As an education company, we’re all about learning personally too – it’s practically a prerequisite to work here. In the past few weeks we’ve done tech talks on things like exoplanets, set theory, and kitesurfing. (We also love a good round of bughouse chess – just ask Magnus Carlsen

    We’re looking for full-stack engineers who can hack in Node, Go, and Python (or are willing to learn), but more importantly, we’re looking for people who share our passion for improving education. If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you.

    Tech stack

    Python, Javascript, Go, MongoDB, React, Kubernetes, AWS


    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    RSUs (Restricted Stock Units or Awards)
    401k plan
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)
    On-site fitness center
    Fitness reimbursement

    Vacation and time off

    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Tuition reimbursement
    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Commuter shuttles
    Bike parking
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered meals
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Employee discount programs
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